A UNIQUE COLLECTION
The cavalry exhibition will be the first of its kind in bringing together a group of Roman cavalry objects including ornate helmets, armour and weapons from museums across the world, piecing together the story of the Roman army's horseback riders and bringing many original objects back to the landscape where they would have been produced and used.
Bill Griffiths, chair of the Hadrian's Cavalry steering group, said:
"Hadrian's Cavalry will reveal the story of the Roman riders through a unique exhibition spread across 10 museums and heritage attractions, each with its own special exhibition and objects. Never before have people been able to see this collection of Roman cavalry objects in the actual locations they would have been used."
The exhibition is also a coming together of heritage groups and organisations, working collabroatively to celebrate an iconic piece of Roman history. Alongside the involvement of English Heritage, core partners in the exhibition include Northumberland National Park Authority, Senhouse Museum Trust, Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and the Vindolanda Trust.
For more information on the Hadrian's Cavalry exhibition, visit www.hadrianscavalry.co.uk